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Water Disaster (Aussie version)

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Slide show produced originally by PMA http://www.pmarchitecture.com/ and sustainable architecture firm. I have replaced many of the values to make it more appropriate for Australia

Slide show produced originally by PMA http://www.pmarchitecture.com/ and sustainable architecture firm. I have replaced many of the values to make it more appropriate for Australia

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  • 1.  
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  • 3. 2500 times the price of tap water
  • 4. Australians spent $385 million on bottled water in 2006.
  • 5. If you buy a bottle of water each day at school that means you would spend about $300 a year on something that is free!
  • 6. About 550 million litres were consumed in 2006, according to the Australian Beverage Council, with most purchases being made in addition to soft drinks , rather than replacing them.
  • 7. 550,000,000 litres is nearly 1000,000,000 bottles of water per year
  • 8. Water bottle packaging worldwide requires 2.7 million tonnes of plastic each year.
  • 9. 550,000,000 litres means 142,000 barrels of oil that was used to make the PET plastic for the bottles An additional 173,000 barrels in energy was used to produce and transport the bottles of water
  • 10. 550,000,000 litres also contributes an additional 53,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide that was produced from manufacturing and transport of the plastic bottles. There are significant costs in the shipping and transport of bottled water (a heavy commodity), particularly over long distances, resulting in burning massive amounts of fossil fuels.
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  • 12. Twice as much water is used in the production process to make each plastic bottle. This means every litre sold represents three litres of water.
  • 13. When so many people don’t have enough clean water to drink can you justify the waste? Consider the impact. What can you do?
  • 14. There are an estimated 13,000 pieces of plastic on every square kilometre of the ocean surface. These tiny pieces are easily swallowed by marine life and can have a deadly effect. More than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed as a result every year. And it’s not just bottles tossed overboard; any bottle dropped anywhere can eventually make its way into the ocean.
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  • 16. There are also significant costs in the shipping and transport of bottled water (a heavy commodity), particularly over long distances, resulting in burning massive amounts of fossil fuels.
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